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The University of Zululand is compelled to ensure that government’s regulations are implemented and complied with, in terms of the international student’s documentation. Therefore, all international students are urged to be in possession of valid documents before registering with the University.

In terms of the Immigration Act, Foreign students must provide the following documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Study permit for UZ
  • SAQA verification certificate
  • Proof of financial means (bank statements, bursaries, cash available/traveller’s cheque to cover envisaged living expenses during the sojourn in the Republic and to pay tuition fees)
  • You must make arrangements for adequate medical insurance cover while studying in the Republic of South Africa before registration

It is strongly advised that foreign students approach the South African Embassy in their home countries for more information or requirements before they come to the Republic of South Africa to study. Alternatively, applicants may visit the Department of Home Affairs at

Kindly note in terms of the South African Immigration Act, 2002, its amendment Act 2004 and 2014 the Registrar of UNIZULU will:

Provide proof of registration as contemplated in the relevant legislation within 60 days of registration; or

– In the event of a failure to register by the closing date, provide the Director General with a notification of failure to register within 7 days of the closing date of registration

– within 30 days of de-registration, notify the Director-General that the applicant is no longer registered with UNIZULU; and

– within 30 days of completion of studies, notify the Director-General when the applicant has completed his or her studies or requires to extend such period of study

Before applying for a study permit, please note:

    1. You must make arrangements to pay all University fees for the duration of studies.
    2. You are required to return to your home country on completion of your studies.

Should you require any further information please contact the International Student Office at (+27) 359026548 or email at


Please arrange your own accommodation if you have not been allocated a room by the University.

May I take this opportunity to wish you success with your studies, we look forward to welcoming you as a student.